Crab Umbra


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Uncommon

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Crab Umbra

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

{{2,U}}: Untap enchanted creature.

Totem armor (If enchanted creature would be destroyed, instead remove all damage from it and destroy this Aura.)

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Crab Umbra Discussion

Spell_Slam on Merry Lich-mas

2 weeks ago

Good start!

More cards you should consider to make cards like Quiet Speculation more viable: Increasing Ambition, Increasing Confusion and Deep Analysis

Here are a few other suggestions I think would work well with your deck: Academy Elite, Pieces of the Puzzle, Possessed Skaab and The Mirari Conjecture.

In terms of what to cut, Crab Umbra does protect your commander from a board wipe and lets you untap, but it doesn't help with Dralnu's painful downside and there are more efficient ways to untap your commander. Corrupted Conscience also seems a bit random in your deck, since it doesn't really synergize with anything, though it's still a powerful card. Unwind seems like the weakest and narrowest of your counters, of which you already plenty. Nightveil Sprite is a great card in 60-card constructed, but might fall short in a multi-player, 100-card format.

Great deck! I do not look forward to playing against you...

lagotripha on Turn 2 Freed from the Real

2 months ago


The relevant card is Freed from the Real. You need it to win. You won't always have it. The closest you can get to more copies of it is Aura of Dominion/Crab Umbra, and both are way more difficult to combo with, so its usually worth paying some extra mana at instant speed to look for Freed from the Real- be it transmuting Drift of Phantasms or casting a bunch of cantrips.

A cantrip that provides some extra mana when the other combo peices are there might be attractive. When you can try and jam Primal Command turn three by untapping an arbor elf, thats a big thing.

The_Cardinal on Happy Crab Friends

3 months ago

I'm sad to not see a Crab Umbra. But the deck seems solid !

BS-T on Orzhov into Esper?

4 months ago

DrukenReaps mentions "any number of other things" - includes one of my faves for my Jalira, Master Polymorphist deck, Crab Umbra. Another way to add some protection to the untap effect.

Sen Triplets and Merieke Ri Berit are good commanders for the theft flavor but you not considerimg Oloro, Ageless Ascetic for the life gain?

Amyas on WW2 Gravetide Propaganda

6 months ago

n0bunga I am going to make some changes to mine before my meta's Sat night game. One of the things that I am going to to is add a totem armor or two. I think having Muldrotha, the Gravetide come back after a board wipe would be super strong. With your enchantment theme it would make lots of extra value. Bear Umbra Crab Umbra Snake Umbra Eel Umbra are the ones that I am looking at.

babushkasara on Vorosh, the edHunter

7 months ago


The umbras are included as removal protection for Vorosh. Being +1/+1 counter oriented and being 6 cmc to start, it can be a major pain to watch him die to board wipes or targeted removal, lose the counters and have his tax go up. I don't want to put Lightning Greaves in as protection because shroud hurts my deck (Whispersilk Cloak is only included because unblockable) which means the cloak and swifties are his only options for protection. The umbras serve to maintain his counters outside of targeted exile or merciless eviction though I agree there may be better ways to do it. I'm loathe to add something like Hammer of Nazahn because I don't want to become an equipment deck. Perhaps I will replace one of them with Crab Umbra to lower the cost slightly and add more utility to the shield.

Drawing cards is my favorite and I don't have enough in this deck. I own neither of your recommendations but I'll look into proxying them for a few games to text them out. I know I need to bite the bullet and buy at least one of them sometime soon anyways.

Thanks for your comment!

elgosu1337 on [Voltron] Kumena, Commander of Orazca

9 months ago

Definitely consider Lord of Atlantis since most other players won't have merfolk. Not quite sure about Crab Umbra and Night Soil. Bear Umbra and Druids' Repository could be good alternatives that help the mana. Symbiotic Deployment is an unusual one you can consider that works really well with Merrow Commerce and Murkfiend Liege.

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